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Vallarta Zoo

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Address: Camino al Eden 700, Mismaloya, Mexico
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+52 322 228 0501
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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The zoo in Puerto Vallarta is perhaps the most interesting place we have visited in the city. For $85 USD per person you get admission to the zoo, two cold drinks, a bag of food... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tacoma, Washington

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The zoo was terrible and depressing. All animals were in tiny cages, the whole place smells terrible and the staff are rude.

Thank CharS24
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to a zoo near Cancun and this was about the same. Zoos are not going to be like they are in America with bigger living situations. If you are an animal activist then this place will not be for you, but if you would like to see animals a little closer and actually feed or hold them,... More 

Thank npike8
Tacoma, Washington
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The zoo in Puerto Vallarta is perhaps the most interesting place we have visited in the city. For $85 USD per person you get admission to the zoo, two cold drinks, a bag of food for the zoo animals with instructions about which ones eat what and at the end, a chance to hold the little cats that are living... More 

Thank 710ron
Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This review is only getting 4 stars because of the experience it provided to the kids. We paid the extra $85 to hold the tigers / jaguars / money / it was truly unforgettable. The zoo conditions are ok - the animals were all very tired the day we went (or sad) not sure which. However, they are well fed... More 

Thank Leigh-Anne H
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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85 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You would think we would know to wear bug spray since they were selling tons of bottles at the front of the zoo but we didn't. You must have bug spray it is not an option. We did not even realize we were bitten until after the fact. Other than the bugs the zoo was amazing. The admission is 10... More 

Thank Lily_rosenberg
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have mixed feelings about this zoo. On one hand, our kids really enjoyed interacting with a number of animals in a way that would not be possible in most other zoos, feeding many of them and getting quite close. Highlights were the giraffe, cappucin monkeys, hippopotamus and lions. However there is a reason why one does not encounter animals... More 

1 Thank Andrew H
San Francisco, California
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56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a kind of sad zoo, but super fun because of the relaxed environment. This was our second trip in the past five year, we stubbled upon it the first time and enjoyed the second time around. I half expect to be able to be able to pet the tiger. Go on a collet day and buy the food... More 

1 Thank JPollock311
Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just came back from the zoo. Monkeys are in small concrete enclosures with literally nothing in there. Really sad to see. The monkeys looked like the life has been taken out of them. The hippo could barely fit into the pool located in its cruddy spot. 2 adults and 1 child cost 600 pesos. A bag of food is 50.... More 

1 Thank traveljay2017
Shreveport, Louisiana
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Down a bumpy road is the PV Zoo. Once you pay your $10 (any ages) you're off on an adventure. DEFINITELY buy a bag or 2 of treats to feed the animals. I'd say that is 75% of the fun, as the animals are a lot closer than at conventional zoos. Also unlike others, this zoo is built into the... More 

1 Thank Matt d
Denver, Colorado
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125 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While this is a medium size zoo they have a fair collection of animals in an old setting so most are reasonable size enclosures with some outdoor space. The setup is a pathway that goes around the zoo with an uphill first half and then back down to the entrance. Halfway they have a cafeteria. As zoos go this is... More 

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